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After the Pandemic – What Next for the Cash Industry?

We normally reserve the crystal ball gazing in Currency News™ for the end of the year, but the pandemic is no respecter of editorial calendars, and the consequences of the pandemic on our industry will last long beyond the next calendar year.

Comment - September 30, 2021 midnight

Winners of IACA Awards for Pandemic Response Initiatives

The International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) held its Excellence in Currency awards ceremony on 23 September, at which it presented the eight nominations and announced the winners of the ‘Best Currency Initiative Implemented in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic’.

COVID-19 - September 30, 2021 midnight

Uncertainty Prevails

This is now the seventh Industry Watch, covering 21 months, where COVID-19 has been the main issue influencing market values and trends. Given the differing impact of COVID at a given time on regions and industries and, as we are entering the last quarter of 2021, it is useful to compare the performance year to date in both our usual selected world markets and separately in markets in some other countries.

Companies - September 30, 2021 midnight

Why Cash Matters – Not Despite but Because of COVID

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global poor. It has also strongly impacted the lives of many women, and, as a consequence, children, the world over. For everyone thus affected by COVID-19, cash is often a lifeline, a means of support, of escape and maintaining personal freedom, of independence and of securing livelihoods.

Free - September 20, 2021 midnight

Catch Me if You Can – ECB Reports on Cash and COVID

A new report published last month – ‘Catch Me (If You Can): Assessing the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission via Euro Cash’ – by the European Central Bank (ECB) sought to answer key questions such as, how long do coronaviruses remain infectious on banknotes and coins? Is it possible to become infected through contact with cash?

COVID-19 - August 31, 2021 midnight

IACA Awards for COVID Measures

The International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2021 award scheme, which recognises the measures developed by organisations across the currency community to deal with, respond to and mitigate the impacts of COVID, has received eight nominations.

COVID-19 - July 30, 2021 midnight

Before, During and After the Pandemic – Measures Taken, Lessons Learned

I have had the dubious pleasure of having been part of G+D’s global Corona crisis team for the past 15 months, during which time I have had the chance to gain live insight into what has been happening with the more than 11,500 people at the more than 50 sites of our company group worldwide and at our customer sites in almost all countries on this planet during the crisis.

COVID-19 - June 29, 2021 midnight